a people of ancient Assyria, described by Pliny as being to the east of Gaugamela (6.26. s. 30).
There can be no doubt that these are the present Rowándi,
a tribe living, as in ancient times, about the great mountain Rowándiz,
and doubtless connected with the Orontes of Ptolemy (6.2.4
). They derive, their name from Erwend,
a pure old Persian root, which was usually Hellenized into Orodes or Orontes. (Rawlinson, Journ. of Geog. Soc.
x. p. 73.)